in Snow, Teaching in Acapulco
We saw that there was
snow on the volcano and decided it would be fun to experience
a little snow before winter disappeared. Driving up the side of
the volcano, the police stopped us saying, "For your own
safety you may go no further." They were being a little over
protective... there was only about 3/4 of an inch of snow.
We decided to hike.
It started out as a little adventure, but after getting into some
untracked snow, we were hooked. We reached the summit, descended
into the crater and past the 2 lakes inside and then decided to
try an alternate decent on the northwest face.
After descending through
a 30-minute blizzard of skin stinging pellet-like snow, we found
ourselves in a beautiful area just below the tree line. We had
been hiking for 4 1/2 hours at this point but were still exuberant
at the beauty around us.
we got lost, asked a cowboy who lived in a wooden shack for directions,
and walked 1 1/2 hours more until we found our way back to a road
where we hitched as ride to where we'd parked our car 6 hours
before. Today we ache just about everywhere. But it was worth
To see some fantastic
pictures from this little adventure please click
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photo albums plus 4 years worth of funny stories. We maintain
these pages so that you can feel a bit more a part of our lives.
And of course, we always love receiving notes
from friends <hint hint>
What We Preach
(not us... them)
We have 8 days of youth
leaders' training over the next 3 weeks. I'd complain about how
exhausting it's going to be
but I don't think you'd have
much sympathy for me considering that 4 days of the training will
take place in Acapulco (smile)
Kids from our
[Annette is at 5 o'clock - mouth open)
Along with our team
of Mexican youth ministry experts, we have been invited by all
the Presbyterian churches in the Acapulco area - about 12 - to
train their pastors, elders and youth leaders in the "how
and why" of youth ministry. It's going to be fun because
everything we teach will be put into practice.
How can we be so confident?
For this reason
on the last night of the conference there
will be a city wide youth event and those who have attended our
seminars will be in charge of planning and leading it. This way
our conference attendees will be required to incorporate what
we teach them throughout the week into the event's plans. Let's
hope it's not a total flop (smile)